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in friday's newtown tragedy. many gun supporters are adamant that assault style rifles should not be outlawed. >> if you read the federalist papers, our forefathers wanted to protect the same type of weapons the military had. >> gun control just takes the guns out of hands that obey the laws. >> 1 in every 209 americans has an ar-15. president clinton placed a ban on assault rifles in 1994 and it expired in 2004. >> and people debate its real impact. did it have any impact? you see conflicts reports. >> there were a lot of loopholes. >> and some senators say first day of the new congress, that's going to be back on the table. >> and our facebook question looks specifically at gun control. >> what is your advice to lawmakers? check out our facebook fan page to give your comments on the issue. we may read some of your responses right here on the air. >>> also, the school shooting rampage is touching young hearts on the other side of the globe. a school in warsaw, poland observed a moment of silence in honor of those killed friday. the children said they wanted to show solidarity
in newtown, connecticut, as four more families prepare to lay to rest their little ones. >>> plus, a mixed message. friday's massacre prompts calls for swift action on gun control. but sales of guns are surging. >>> the wind, the snow, sure signs of the season. a snowstorm is moving across the country, right in time for the holidays. we'll show you where it will hit. >>> and sweet success. a little girl takes on a big company, cracking the glass ceiling for future generations. but it's not who you think. it was all for her little brother. >>> and a good tuesday morning, everyone. a ritual returns for thousands of older students in newtown. they're going back to school today. but those who attended sandy hook elementary are still waiting for their new classrooms. >> and this long line of funerals. very sad days. it continues later today. tahman bradley joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials an
chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york giants fan. and noah pozner whose sister survived in another classroom. the rabbi struggled for the right words. today a much tougher task, a eulogy for a six-year-old as a woman collapsed outside in grief, the rabbi inside tried to find words to comfort noah's grieving mother. >> i looked at her and said i personally believe in the eternity of the soul. >> and did noah's family respond the to that? >> yes. that was helpful to her. in the end she released blue and white balloons
to 70. megan and charley over to you. >>> it's going to be another heart breaking day in newtown connecticut as family and friends get ready to say final good-byes to two innocent children. today two 6-year-old james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. james family says he loves baseball and basketball and swimming and wrestling. he and his big sister were the best of friends. and jessica rekos their parents have been talking about their angel and say it's bringing them tiny moments of comfort. they say they are going to talk to her every day and make sure that her brother knows what an amazing girl she was. jessica's parents remember their daughter as a little girl with an enormous heart. her parents say that she loved horseback riding and they were getting her cowboy boots for christmas. >> they will be the second pair of angels laid to rest. family and friends say final good-byes and did yesterday to two boys. two 6 years old jack pinto and noah pozner will laid to rest. know' mother spoke at the funeral -- noah's mother spoke at the funeral. >> reporter: the firs
selling assault weapons as children across newtown, connecticut,once again get back on their buses and head to school. >>> massive storms out west creating a mess for travelers. how you can make it to your holiday. >>> escape. a tv reporter is free tonight. >>> and standing together. an offer of strangers off kindness, from comforting dogs to a touch of christmas. >>> good evening. there were signs all across the country today that a lot of americans are turning on the companies which profit from selling assault weapons. four days of 26 children and their teachers were gunned down at an elementary school, some have announced they want no part of the sale of high powered guns. and the president today, with the action he is going to take. we heard from the first time from the powerful national rifle association says they want to make sure a tragedy like this never happens again. chris cuomo with more on this. chris? >> diane, people are moved. the question, which actions will follow? and the answers are starting to take shape. with each body buried, calls for change grow. just today,
. >>> people living. >> newtown connecticut are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after friday's horrific shooting. >> this morning most children will return to school for the first time since that tragic day. but for those who attend sandy hook elementary they are not going to class just yet. hundreds of teachers and staff spent yesterday meet with national experts on children and bereavement and they had meetings with state mental health counselors newtown public schools will open two hours late this morning. >>> as for the sandy hook community when school reopens for those students, they will be relocated at a different building. it's still unclear when school for those kids will resume. 20 children and 6 adults from sandy hook elementary were killed on try. >> and two were killed friday will be laid to rest today. >> the family and friends will say final good-byes to 6-year- old james and 6-year-old jessica. jessica's family is dealing with the pain by talking about their pride and joy. they sat down with amy from abc news for the exclusive. >> reporter: richard and christa
. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two more 6-year-olds were buried today while buses rolled and grown-ups grappled with how to get on with life and protect the survivors from even more nightmares. here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: the hugs were a little tighter today as parents in newtown gently guided their kids back to school, back to their daily routines, surrounded by sadness and a stepped up police presence. >> getting them back to a routine is the best thing, i think. >> reporter: but the jittery town suffered a fresh scare as a threat shut down yet another newtown elementary school. >> better safe than sorry. >> reporter: but for karen dreyer's son logan, a sandy hook kindergartener, normal is still a long way off. she told abc's dan harris they'r
the country are trying to help those in newtown connecticut recover from the horrific school shooting. we will tell you what people here in maryland are doing in hopes of taking the tragedy off everyone's mind for a little while. also ahead this morning, the song that came to one musician as he slept. how he is using it to pay tributes to the victims of the sandy hook elementary shewelling. -- shooting. >>> family and friends said final good-byes to victims of the sandy hook shooting. the last funeral took place this weekend and the pain is fresh in everyone's mind and it will be that way for a long time of the that's why people all over the country are keeping the victims and survivors in their thoughts and prayers especially over the holiday season. for example in gaithersburg families there are making snowflake decorations for newtown for the community there. they said they wanted to help make newtown beautiful again. and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. >>> one man is using another form of art to honor those victims from the sandy hook elem
today. today, in newtown, a funeral for noah pozner who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his answer was not as much as i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigatiors will speak wih them when it'
of 20 children killed during the shooting massacre in newtown connecticut. >> one other child will be laid to rest this is going to be a emotionally trying week for the small connecticut community. >> funeral for two classmates happened yesterday both also 6 years old. dozens of people came out to pay respects to jack pinto and noah pozner. pinto is described as budding athlete who loved to wrestle andwon a medal before his death and his friends showed up wearing newtown wrestling sweat shirts. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate because that's who we are and that's who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> noah is being remembered as boy who loved animal, video games and mexican food. funerals for the other victims will continue throughout the week many it's not clear when the students who survived will be going back to school. >>> the tragedy in newtown. >> the ethical and religious directives. >> has what personal impact here in baltimore with archbishop william lori we caught up with him at the st. joseph medical centerer with spoke about the
in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers. and teachers have already been meeting to find a way to start this normal routine for them again. >>> first, breaking news overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held captive in syria since thursday, has been freed in a firefight. ma
of -- a wake will be held for one of the sandy hook teachers. we have the latest. >> reporter: newtown is perforring a grim task. parents are -- performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral his mother moved everyone to tears with the stories. >> she told them i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto also 6. >> it was sad. just sad heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about t
are mourning, but thinking god will give us the strength. >> neat the newtown tragedy hits close to home for the arch bishop, he ordained two of the priest there. >> my mind and heart is with all the people in newtown and remembering and praying for them and asking the lord bring healing and let them now we are with them in pray. >> the virginia tech community is showing respect and their helmets will have stickers honoring the total number of victims from the sandy hook elementary school and the virginia tech. >>> the busill cuis the oldest nation catholic building and the history is part of what makes it is special place. >> it is one of the two most holiest days of year and we always come to mass on christmas or christmas eve. it is nice ceremony and it is nice with the choir. >> it has been able to remain open during the repairs prom the hurricane. sometimes it is easy to forget a a lot of people don't celebrate christmas. jewish people were full of the holiday spirits and people were busy making care packages that contain water bottles, but volunteers they that is not what the peopl
at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> that we need to lead with love and that's what i am seeing the community do. we are putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire
in newtown provoked a fierce debate and we'll cover that starting withnra's choice to lead a national effort to protect school former congressman, asa hutchinson. good morning, mr. hutchinson. thanks for joining us this morning. >> hi. >> you emphasize at the press conference friday you will be independent. but as you begin your effort this national school shield initiative, i wonder if you agree with the analysis of the problem laid out by wayne lapierre and says americans have to face this truth. take a look. >> politicians pass laws for gun-free school zones and in doing so, they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. >> do you personally believe, congressman, that gun-free school zones have been invitations to mayhem and is the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? >> well, i think that when you look at school safety, you've got to put armed guards into the equation. i've made it clear that it should not be a mandatory law, that every school theo epstein has this, there should be local c
to pennsylvania. i'm ed payne reporting. >>> news time right now 6:31. the people of newtown, connecticut observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. the volunteers spent three-hour shifts making sure those candles stayed burning. many people are turning to their faith right now to help them get through this very difficult time. >> we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighboring communities filled in for newtown police so all of them could have the holiday off and be with their families. >>> a newspaper outside of new york city is causing quite a controversy this morning. it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in new york's
on that. >>> also this morning, the debate over gun control and the direction it is taking, as newtown attempts to observe christmas. >>> and why retailers are experiencing a slump while procrastinators are looking for last-minute christmas deals. experts say waiting to buy may have benefits that you may not have considered before. so this is a great story. the slowness may be worth it in the end. >> as long as you wrap it and don't give it in the plastic bag you got it from shopping in. >> no promises on that front. >>> later this half hour, make or break time for your favorite nfl teams. you know rob is watching all the games. we'll see how the season is shaping up. >> willis, how did the giants do yesterday? how did that game turn out? okay. i'm just curious. i don't hear anything today, willis. >> right, right. >> you're just so quiet. so unlike you today. looking angry. >> it's okay, willis, i'm with you. >> always next season, willis. >>> first, a major cleanup in northern california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> an
with a hammer back in 1980. >>> news time now 5:33. people in newtown, connecticut are also dealing with devastation this holiday season. people there observed christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the younge
around the country. newtown, connecticut, is facing an extremely difficult christmas. but the nation has opened its heart to this town on this holiday. rob nelson has the story. >> reporter: good morning, guys. it's a cruel irony for newtown this christmas. in the midst of this season of giving, a town still reeling from so much lost. residents are finding no shortage of prayer, comfort, and kindness. during this season of giving, the people of newtown, connecticut, have been overwhelmed with love and support for the holidays. >> you do what you can. everybody does a little bit. and it means a whole lot to everybody. >> reporter: the newtown post office has been flooded with gifts, letters, and prayers. incredible sprinkles of love from all over the globe. >> i think i saw brazil, australia. anybody in newtown who needs a hug. it's amazing. >> reporter: at the local town hall, there are mountains of donated toys. and hurricane sandy victims wanted to spread the joy. >> we have had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward. >> reporter: and the people of newtown agree. asking supporters i
a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost. today in newtown, a funeral for six year old know awa pozner. he was a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlookerclachs collapsed -- collapsed. >> i told him i love you and he said not as much as i love you. . >> a few miles away, jack pinto, also six, who's favorite new york giants player wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored. . >> jack's friends from the wrestle l ling team showed up today in their uniforms. at anews conference, the usually stoic state trooper choked up when asking for privacy for the families. >> this time i can take a couple of questions. >> he also revealed there were two adult survivors of the smooting -- shooting. >> certainly, they will shed a great deal of light on the circumstances of this tragic investigation. >> with the school remaining a crime scene, sandy hook students will be attending an unused middle school in a neighboring town. . >> so, how do you get a break from the heart break? you take your kids to the mall just like whe
'd be attending a funeral for their child. tj is in newtown today. >> it was a somber day for many parents in newtown, connecticut who sent their kids back to school for the first time since the shooting. sandy hookelementary remains closed and a second elementary school was kept closed for precautionary reasons. >> i know a lot of people are nervous. >> i think getting back to review toon is the -- routine is the best thing. >> at st. rose of lima church, back to back funerals. severalminutes after one casket was placed inside a hears, another casket was carried into the church. several other services are also planned for today. onebody was returned to utah with her family. in monroe, they are preparing a school for the sandy hook elementary students to attend. >> we're going to work with everybody through the process to provide everything they need. >> the criminal investigation is o proceeding as investigators search through every aspect of gunman, adam lanza life. >> sandy hook elementary will likely begin classes after the holidays in january. . >> and remember, you can find th
closer to newtown. >> and a difficult day as five more funerals were held. fourstudents and one teacher will have funerals. and one student is being taken back to her home state in utah to be buried. >> weather wise shgsz today we cleared out the skies but we brought in the wind. two handson the steering wheel that's key now especially if you drive a high profile vehicle. winds arenorthwesterly at 10 to 20 but the gusts are closer to 30. gusting at 30 in dc. gustapproximating almost to 30 in wilmington. so you can get cecil county you are being whipped. a few showers up in the pennsylvania area. we stayclear and windy as techls dush -- temperatures fall to the 30s overnight. we will warm up a little before we get much colder. when this happens is is coming up. . >> the memorial continues to grow outside of sandy hook elementary. look at these white roses. each rose has a puck chur of the students and teach eers that were killed. it has a poem attached that starts with dear mommy and daddy, please don't be sad. >> the tragedy in newtown has everybody talking about mental health issues
, whose district includes newtown, calls the idea toen deaf and revolting. >> reporter: the nra stuck by its guns, that every american school should have an armed guard. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> the n rarks has blood on its hands. >> reporter: amid protesters and refusing to take questions, the head of the nra announced this plan. >> when they horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school, that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> reporter: the murder massacre in newtown has led for some nra supporters to call for control of some guns and clips. >> then you saying that the gun control debate shouldn't be part of this at all? >> sure, i mean, congress will beba debate this. i don't think it's part of the ultimate solution. >> reporter: one district in new jersey will place armed guards in schools, to the disapproval of the governor. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example.
spending cuts and historic tax hikes for virtually every american. >>> officials in newtown have a message for people who want to send gifts to the grief-stricken town. please don't. they say gifts have arrived in such numbers, they overwhelmed the small community's ability to process them. a fund established after the shooting to support newtown has grown to $3.5 million. >>> meanwhile, hundreds of schoolteachers plan to attend firearms training today in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts across utah. they have volunteered for the concealed weapons training. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers attended the training. they're expecting an overflow crowd because of this month's tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> west webster volunteer firefighters, who had been in guarded condition, are now being upgraded to satisfactory condition. the hospital released a statement on their behalf saying they're humbles and overwhelmed by the outpouring of well-wishes for us and our families, end quote. a police officer who was slightly injured in the shooting is also
's credit any time that they want. >>> you sent gifts to the grief- stricken community in newtown connecticut. but they're deeply grateful they say for the gifts but can't handle the flood of donations. they're asking people to distribute gifts in their own towns in memory of these 26 victims. once they process the warehouses full of items, warehouses full, they'll then be able to determine best ways to help out. >>> more than 200 teachers in utah are expected to get concealed weapons training today. the state is seeking to arm more educators in the wake of the newtown crisis. they have since opened it up and hundreds of teachers signed up and advocates say teachers can react quicker in those few minutes after the incident. utah is among a few states allowing people to use concealed carry weapons in public schools. >>> back here in howard county the joint task force on school safety wants to get feedback from the public. the group was established following the incident that happened in newtown, connecticut. so now parents can hear the county's plans to keep their skids safe in sch
're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> it was a way to tell newtown connecticut we are with you and it was also a way to tell theworld we want something done about guns in the united states. the ravens finally got the victory they. >> heed to win the afc north crushing the giants 33-14. we will hear what the team has to say. and still have christmas shopping? you do know it's christmas eve right? don't worry you will have plenty of company out there today. thanks for joining us. it's christmas eve morning. i am megan pringle. charley has the day off but lynette charles is here and a lot of people are heading out to the malls or somewhere downtown in the community and they want to know how warm do they have to dress? >> and i am one of those people i hate to say. we all need to bundle up this morning. the temperatures are cold. and i say bundle up because once you get to the mall you will want to take off the coat when you roll up your sleeves to do the last-minute shopping. 30 in glenelg millersville at 27 and pylesville at 29. and as we check out mar
she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown, connecticut on this sunday, church leaders were given standing ovations at the st. rose of lima church. he was thanked for helping so many people through the horror of the sandy hook elementary school shootings opinion tonight we're noticing something very positive across the country in response to this story. >> reporter: an overwhelming river of giving now flows freely through the newtown post office. some send prayers, others much needed support. >> i think i saw brazil, australia, anybody in newtown needs a hug. amazing. >> reporter: in the town hall, a mountain of donated toys is piling up just in time for christmas. even hurricane sandy victims are giving hundreds of teddy bears. >> reporter: new town wants others to pay it forward now in honor of the victims. from a secret santa in pennsylvania to new jersey, where kristin went shopping for ingredients, only to find a target gift card hidden in her cart asking her to pay it toward in honor of sandy hook shooting victim catherine hubbard. it made me stop.
with tough talk about gun control in his second term in the wake of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. you'll remember the president tearing up as he addressed the nation on the day of the shooting. today the president recalled that day. >> this is something that -- you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president going on to say he supports banning assault rifles and high capacity clips, better background checks and he hopes it's accomplished in the first year of his second term. >>> meantime some 400 children parents and community members from newtown, connecticut were at the giants/eagles game in new jersey. what a moment it was. children from newtown greeting both teams as they took the field. then their families and their children stood on the sidelines as the national anthem played in the stadium. >>> we'll turn now to the deep freeze on its way to a huge stretch of the country. it come as so many are still digging out from two snowstorms in a row. a worker clearing the stadium in foxborough. and navigating the s
, confronted the gunman. he's credited from preventing further bloodshed. >>> to the newtown tragedy now and a message you may not think you would hear. town leaders are asking well wishers across the country to stop sending the town gifts. it's not because they don't want them, but they've been getting so many that they can't keep up. they don't have the capacity to process all of them. the united way announced wednesday a fund established after the shooting to support newtown has grown to a wonderful $3.5 million. >>> toyota has agreed to a $1 billion legal settlement, one of the largest in history, after deadly crashes involving toyotas with unintended excel ration. 16 million drivers filed a class action lawsuit. this morning, the settlement is a step closer to being a done deal. toyota agreed to fix 3 million cars and cover the cost of depreciation. a judge must sign off on that settlement now. >>> i've been practicing this, getting ready for this one moment all week. this is like when they announce your name and you have to say that one important thing. here it is. our favorite sto
familiesare grieving nont newtown, connecticut, people were streaming into two funeral homes to say good bye. >> that's right, two victims were laid to rest. six year old noah ponser and jack pinto. theshooters home and the school are still active crime scenes. workers are prepping a site about six miles away o so students can go back to school. >> mrisz did seize evidence from his home. >> today, good-byes were longer, hugs were tighter. >> we're putting our children's safety in somebody else's handses and the shooting means local districts are stepping it up. in baltimore, police were stationed outside of schools and they'll be there until further notice. and many other districts are looking at potential vulnerabilities in their buildings. >> we want all principals and building supervisors to walk through every building. at thatpoint, we will have a list compiled for me of things that we know need to be occurring and addressed so we can but put a dollar to it. >> and maryland schools are spoesz supposed to have safety plans and we are told they are all on the sglis it was tough for a
dollars people across country are keeping the the p people in new newtown in their mind scombs in one town they turned into into a winter wonder land. >> the children who attend sandy other look elementary will return to school next month. >> members of the breezy point cooperative are sending -- sending teddy bears north. thepeople there were helped after hurricane sandy devastated their home. >> new information tonight on a serious crash along the pea r parkway. three people had to be transported to shock trauma. they have nonlife threatening injuries. this was on w -- bw 295. there is no word on what caused the crash. >> a u.s. senator has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. flooes idaho and was pulled over in virginia after running a red light and failing a field sobriety test. he has a court date in january. the senatorsaid he is deeply sorry for his actions. >> for the second year in the a row the ravens are the afc champions. here is scott gar sew with the story. >> after losing three straight, the ravens got their swagger back in this one. they we
in newtown, connecticut. police yesterday, who read from his disturbing typewritten letter. >> i still have to get ready to see how much of a neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> and police also upped the death toll from monday's violence to three, after finding the body of spengler's sister in his burned-out home. two of the fire fighters that responded to the blaze are still in the hospital. >>> in newtown, connecticut, thousands of people from all across the country came to pay respects on christmas day. volunteers have been watching over the candlelight vigil for the 20 children and 6 adults that died in that massacre. at church services, congress gants were told that good over comes evil. >>> five people were killed when one vehicle went airborne, right over the median and flew into another car. the driver of the airborne vehicle and four members of the same family died. first responders said it was the worst crash they have ever seen. >>> overseas now. and new evidence that the global recession is not over. thousands of people in rome turned o
. >> and while they appreciate it, the people in newtown, connecticut want you to honor the victims and they want you to do it differently. what they're now suggesting instead of gifts. >> and she won the lottery and gave almost all of the money to other people. one year later, a special gift for her for the winner. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intee
their paychecks. >> reporter: right now, newtown police officers get 10 -- 10 paid sick days a year but brown says that's not enough to cope with a tragedy of this magnitude. and to make matters worse, work machine's compensation -- workmen's compensation in connecticut provides little coverage when it comes to mental and emotional issues. >> in the very small circumstance where a police officer is involved in a use of force so where he fires his weapon or is under threat of having someone use deadly force against him. >> reporter: and that didn't happen. state police lieutenant paul vance says no responding officer fired their weapons at the scene. brown says even that can have an impact on them. >> that leaves them with a helpless feeling and makes them second guess some what have they had done and that's very i do deal with. very difficult to deal with. >> police are also this morning searching for a woman they say pushed a man to his death on a new york train flat form that happened yesterday evening. witnesses say the woman was pacing on the train platform talking to her is of before she sat
to send love and support to newtown. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. . >> out came a big box and wrapped in christmas paper it was best present of all, dad. he'd been in afghanistan since may. . >> that is great. look at that. good for them. >> and these young men went to the the hard wood t griz versus jazz game and bumped into mom. they thought they were playing a game during timeout and dad set the whole thing up so that mom could l surprise them. . >> we need this right now because at this point there are still so many unanswered questions about the shooting sandy hook elementary. >> and among the questions, mental health, how can you revent this. >> plus deception, busted, that's the good news for you if you use one of three major credit cards. we'll tell you why you could be getting hundreds back. >> dense fog for the commute tonight and into the morning ho
all gun sales in the stores closest to newtown. >> the national rifle association is releasing its first statement. theorganization says it stayed silent out of respect for the victims. they say they are quote, prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> and for more coverage on gun control and safety, visit abc2news.com and there you can find the latest information on gun laws and complete coverage of the tranl i did. >> now the developing story out of caroline county where a woman is accused of murdering her father on his birthday. >> he was found dead in a chair dm his kitchen yesterday. police say his daughter called 9111 to report that her father was dead but her story on how he died didn't add up. she toldpolice two men broke into the home and assaulted her dad. shefaces charges of murder, assault, manslaughter and reckless endangerment. >> three children are hit by a car in baltimore county ranging in age from 6 to 17. the drivercame around the corner and hit the children. it happened at hillsway avenue and hillsway court. the dri
last week pushing for armed guards in every school. in response, to the newtown shooting. but it made no mention of gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or mass killing at a school or a ax or a knife doesn't mean you ban the baseball bats. what it means is you protect the innocent on the one hand and try to keep weapons out of the hands of those who are likely to commit such crimes. >> he goes onto say he doesn't support a ban on semiautomatic weapons like the kind that was used at shooting at sandy hook elementary school. nra has been criticized as being tone deafization make the statement. we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it a mission to outlaw extended magazines which allows a gunman to carry more ammunition. and she and her colleagues say there is no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i just -- it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence i think you increase violence. >> if
year to you. >> same to you. >>> the president called the shooting at newtown was the worst day of his presidency. >>> a bus crash has killed nine people and injured others. the tour bus lost control on interstate 84 yesterday morning. it happens in a treacherous section of the blue mountains called dead man pass as the bus was heading back to vancouver from las vegas. the drive survived but was too badly injured to speak with police. >>> nasty weather being said to have caused dozens of accidents across the country. >> here's jim dickey. >>> these early morning temperatures this morning. 5 in burlington, 9 in portland. 18 in boston. now, we switch gears the north central portion. these are your daytime highs. only 9 today in minneapolis, 18 in omaha. that arctic haair is surging in. it will lead to light snow across the plains and ohio valley. >>> time for the rest of the new year's eve weather. snow expected, thunderstorms in much of texas. oklahoma city, little rock, memphis. showers from seattle to portland. flurries around the great lakes, western pennsylvania, and northern new en
. >>> the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, has broken the hearts of people around the country, around the world, and it's left many people wondering how to cope. >> tim james, a singer/songwriter decided to use this talent to express his emotion and hopefully to help those in pain. ♪ ain't no way to describe the news i heard today ♪ ♪ the bitter days of tragedy took my smile away ♪ >> he's written songs for major artists like toby adki adkins, even george strait. he posted this video on facebook saying i don't want a monetary gain from this. this isn't about getting my name out there. i'm just hoping that people pay this forward and it does ease the pain for those who were affected. ♪ there's bo a boy in colorado a girl in santa fe, they're holding hands to pray ♪ >> tell us more about this song. we have him from tennessee right this minute. describe the emotional process of you of writing these lyrics. >> this particular song, i felt like, just sort of came through me. i just picked up the guitar and started strumming the guitar and felt like god spoke to me and the words came out.
at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. there were at least a dozen hand made signs with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. a
! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. ♪ >>> welcome back. since the newtown, connecticut school attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and 2/3 of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for shooting courses are up 20%. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad
of christmas is about miracles, family and children and that's why it's so painful for people in newtown, connecticut right now. we're going to tell you how they were able to find a little bit of comfort and joy this holiday season. >>> and a big problem for some family hoss may have gathered to watch movies but they couldn't do it with netflix. we'll tell you why and who that company is blaming on this wednesday, december the 26th. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. thanks for joining us. hope you had a merry christmas. it's all about the blame game, isn't it, even with the weather? >> it's always someone else's fault. i'll tell you who's not going to take the blame, that guy, meteorologist mike massco. >> i thought this was exactly where it's heading, blame me on the weather. look, charley, megan, d.c., that's going to be the first to see some snow. that's what's inching its way up 95 right now. this is maryland's most powerful radar, the market's most powerful doppler radar. notice the snow bands developing to the south of d.c. this is what's going goin
after the newtown, connecticut, school shootings, another debate heating up about whether to bring guns into schools. a new poll suggests 64% of americans think arming at least one school official would be at least some what effective. but what about arming the teachers? abc's cecilia vega tonight with some of those teachers who say yes. >> okay, so, now what do i do? >> reporter: the gun is fake, but these utah teachers fear the threat facing their classrooms is very real. today, 200 of those teachers became students -- >> ready to fire. >> reporter: packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job. and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part. and to be able to use them appropriately is really quite a high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the principal's designee armed. in
for those in newtown, connecticut, still reeling from a mass shooting two weeks ago. we'll take you there and show you how that community observed the holiday. >>> it wasn't the christmas morning they had planned. severe weather pounds the southern united states and it could be affecting us by the end of today. we are watching the skies and the roads to keep you ahead of the storm. those details straight ahead on this wednesday morning. i hope you had a great christmas. i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. let's get right to that weather because this was a big problem yesterday. mike massco is standing by. could be a big problem for us today. >> sure. it dropped 34 tornado down to the south. we are getting, well, not the most severe part of this storm, but we will get a rain/snow mixture. it's 32 in the city right now, or i should say out at the airport at bwi and we are, again, going to see anything that comes in will fall in the form of some snow. carroll county, out towards fredrick county, you're under a winter weather advisory through the course of this morning because o
with our loved ones on christmas eve we are reminded the holidays for familiesin newtown connecticut will be somber. people came together to make snowflake decorations for the survivors of the sandy hook shooting. they say they wanted to do something to help make the town beautiful again and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. we heard from the nra and now we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague says there's no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i -- stupid. it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence you are increasing violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our -- and armed security in the school to protect our children then cal
used in the elementary school massacre in newtown, connecticut. investigators continue to comb through what's left of this webster home. the scene of an ambush attack set by this man, william spengler, that killed two firefighters and injured two others. overnight, news that a body has been found in the rubble of the spengler home, possibly his sister, cheryl spengler, who neighbors say he had a strained relationship. emotions are high, as firefighters face the grim reality of burying their own. >> tried to put down as many people as possible before stopping. >> reporter: police say spengler fired from a nearby berm or hill, as if he were a military sniper, using a tree as cover. >> spengler had armed himself heavily. and immediately started firing upon first responders. it was a combat mission. >> reporter: he killed firefighters tomasz ka szoka. and left behind a rambling note. >> i need to see how much of a neighborhood i can burn down. and do what i like best, killing people. >> reporter: his intent to kill is clear. though his motive is still a mystery. we do know spengler had a v
association came out with their first response to the newtown tragedy and their bottom line, there shouldn't be any new gun control. you heard wayne lapierre say the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun so they're staking their claim there, and on the other hand, you see some prominent nra members came out like senator joe manchin and wants tolimit magazine clips. i believe something will come out. the key is speed and that's why the president has asked vice president biden to come back with his recommendations before the end of january. >> the trick is given how partisan things are, will that happen? all right, george, merry christmas, great to he have you. and be sure to join george when his guests include asa hutchinson, the head of the nra nationally announced new school shield program. >> big show for george this morning. >>> moving on now while it's not as dire as the whole fiscal cliff situation, a lot are upset at the game show "wheel of fortune." it has to do with this contestant. she guessed the right words but she was told she lost anyway. abc's john mu
teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut, residents. among those joining the game. the family of jack pinto, the 6-year-old fan of the giants who was buried in the number 80 jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. >>> a dirty dozen words that some people would like to ban after being overviewed and used. spoirl alert, kick the can down the road. how about trending and bucket list? other terms nominated for a literary lashing are superfood, guru, and double down. and -- guess what the most overused phrase of 2012 was? or at least the last couple of months. >> oh, just this week. >> it's in that box. not hard to guess. i think we'll hear a lot of that phrase in the next day or days. >> yes. all right, ron. thank you. >> guru is one that when i use it, i'm sorry that i did. >> because people call you a guru. >> of course, it happens all the time. i get tired of it. >>> next up is a story that means a lot to lawyer like me. new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning from minor traffic regulations to the recognition
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